In the heat of summer, sometimes the best option for parents with kids, is to stay home and enjoy the air-conditioning. But even if you’re limited to your four walls, there is still so much you can do!
Grab you squishiest, softest pillows and build a fort. You can decorate it with your favourite toys, fairy lights, and blankets, anyway you please.
Arts and crafts
With paint, glue, and glitter, there are many things you can create. From a cardboard bus to a paper roll doll, the options are limitless. Get inspiration from the fun kids show, Mister Maker, who makes all sorts of wacky things.
Baking or cooking
Nothing is better than licking the spoon after mixing the icing. The warm cakes, muffins, or cupcakes are a delight when they have cooled slightly. Cooking or baking is a perfect way to spend the time as you get a treat from it.
Here is a list of child-friendly recipes you can try.
Learn a new hobby
Knitting, amigurumi, dancing, singing, gaming, sports, there is so much to learn. With the extra time, why not start during the holidays?
Visit the museum or art gallery
Many art galleries and museums are free, but they also have paid content such as short term exhibitions. Observe the paintings, sculptures, and historic artefacts and have a fun day in the city.
Board or electronic games
Grab you controllers or roll the dice, let the competition begin! With a range of options from Uno to Mario there is a ton of fun to spend with others, or entertain yourself.
Put on a performance
Perform a show for your family and friends. You can create your own original show or act something already created like Shakespeare.
Read a story or write your own
What adventure can you imagine? A knight in shining armour; a human on the moon; a world like no other? Let your imagination run wild. If you don’t want to write, you can read a story. Scholastic has a story-starters website designed to prompt your imagination.
Try new foods
Have you tried the 11 varieties of Australian apples? What about the many different flavours of chips? Or foods from different cultures? Widen your food knowledge and figure out your preferred flavours.
The big or little screen
Enjoy a film on the big screen or your TV. Stream from the comfort of your home or enjoy the atmosphere of the cinema with the nostalgic fragrance of the popcorn.
Article supplied with thanks to Life FM in Adelaide.